Margaret B. Grubich
December 29, 1923 – February 15, 2020
Margaret (Matakovich) Grubich
Margaret, Marge, Mema, never Maggie, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Manor Care in Peters Township at the age of 96. She was the beloved wife of the late John Grubich, Jr. Loving mother to John and Jenny Grubich, Laura and Michael Barry, and Leslie and the late Thomas Ireland. She is the loving Mema to 5 grandchildren: Jenny (Jim) Geis, Ben (Alicia) Ireland, Andrew (Ali) Barry, Patty (Kenny) Benjamin, Joe (Amanda) Barry; and 6 great grandchildren: Josalin and Shayla Ireland, Parker Benjamin, and Miriam, Michaela and the late Noah Geis. She was the sister of the late Chuck (Ruth) Matakovich, and the late Mary (Alex) Camesi. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
She was a bookkeeper at Pittsburgh Casing Company. She also worked at Construction Rentals and Supplies. She retired from CRS, but wasn't one for sitting around. She worked part-time at the Etna Borough.
She was involved with the Etna Ladies Auxiliary and the Etna Civic Association.
Our Mom loved Christmas. She would decorate all of her tables and windowsills with Santa Clauses that she collected through the years. On Christmas Day, she would wake up early in the morning cooking Saurma (stuffed cabbage). When we arrived at her home, the whole house smelled so good it made your mouth water.
She will be sadly missed by us and all who knew her. She will be laid to rest beside her husband John, who has been waiting for her.
Come celebrate Margaret's life at Healy-Hahn Funeral Home, Inc., 512 Grant Avenue, Millvale on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 from 5-8 PM and Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 2-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday, February 21, 2020 at 10 AM at St. Nicholas Church in Millvale.
Memorial contributions in Margaret's name are suggested to Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund (heartlandhospicefund.org).
- Visitation Wednesday, February 19, 2020
- Visitation Thursday, February 20, 2020
- Mass of Christian Burial Friday, February 21, 2020
Margaret B. Grubich
February 25, 2020
So sorry to hear of Mrs Grubich's passing. I dated John when I worked At Tippins. Yes..I remember Christmas was her favorite time of the year. I also remember you always had parakeets flying around the house and they would land on your shoulders....never really got use to that though...I ran into Leslie many years ago while our daughters were playing soccer on traveling teams. Sending deepest condolences to your family...